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2011 smart fortwo

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 33/Hwy 41/Comb 36 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: 3-Cyl, 1.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 5-Spd w/Overdrive & smartshift
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: France

2011 smart fortwo Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 214 Ratings for the 2008 - 2015 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Great city car, but expect some set-backs

By on Monday, December 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 27,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "decent price, fun to drive, park anywhere"

Cons: "shoddy transmission, bumpy rides"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I bought a 2012 smart car about a month ago for my wife, who doesn't drive very well but needs a vehicle mainly to get to and from work (which isn't too far from our home). The overall design of the car is quite nice. It stunned me for a while when I'd get out of the car and literally a step away is the back of the car. You might look weird inside it at first, but you'll get used to that. The headlights are VERY bright, providing plenty of sight for night travel. The interior is quite spacious and comfortable, with plenty of adjustments to be made to the seats in order to accommodate you. The "trunk" space is fine for us, since I have a regular-sized car when I need to transport goods or people. My biggest complaint with the interior design is the location of the ignition--right under the armrest--as well as the shifter. Now, the armrest is also adjustable, and you can even pull it up and out of the way, but it's one more nitpicky thing you have to deal with. If you're driving with someone in the passenger seat who is tall, chances are their leg with get in the way of the shifter. I accidentally grabbed a friend's knee when I went to shift into drive. It was awkward, but again, not a major point of concern. The radio is nice, and the inclusion of a usb and aux port in the glove compartment for added media options is great. How does the car handle? Well, as other reviews have stated, the transmission is pretty terrible. When the computer shifts the car, you can very a very apparent stalling until it takes. Not a game-changer, but I hear there are other similar-sized cars such as the Scion IQ that handle better in that regard. The car takes every bump like a weakling. I live in a city with pretty bad streets, and every bump is like an earthquake. However, I don't agree with what others have said about highway driving. I think it handles quite nicely on the highway, even with decent winds. I've driven by large vehicles and never felt like I had to death-grip the wheel."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great Micro car.

By on Thursday, December 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "This car is a blast to drive a had turner."

Cons: "None if you're going to purchase it for what it is"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"One of the funnest cars have ever owned. It's Pappy. I love the convertible being able to go up and down even it quick rates. Simple to park easy to get in and out. Great in traffic. Fine for long halls. I love the car. I would recommend it to anyone any day. Don't fix The only thing I would say is don't expect it to be a manual or an automatic transmission it is a manual automatic. So it's stupid like a manual but you don't touch it like an automatic if you wish you can use the paddles. Love it. Average in the mid 40s for gas have gotten 50 on the interstate. Lastly I would say I am a big guy big shoulders tall and I fit in this thing varies. Remember the first time I saw the left tackle for the Redskins John Jansen driving around town and one and thought to myself I got to get one of these."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Most fun car ever!

By on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "This car has been an all "pros" car for me."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love my 2008 Smart Fortwo. It is the most fun car to drive! I only drive it in manual for the best control. I have never had a problem with it. It is most reliable, it gets great gas mileage especially if you stay under 65 mi/gallon, but it speeds up to 90 easily if you must. I live 90 miles from the closest smart dealership, but I only take it there for the major checkups, and have minor stuff taken care of locally with a German car shop. This is the lowest car maintenance ever. Unfortunately, I have to sell my adorable smart because I just bought a new ELECTRIC Drive Smart!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

The smartcar is a beast!!

By on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Park anywhere!"

Cons: "People get jealous!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The smart car is a flat out beast!! No other way to describe it! I can park it anywhere in Manhattan! It is awesome!!"

17 people out of 35 found this review helpful

Fun to drive, in town and on the road

By on Thursday, September 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great qualiy, fun to drive, feel safe driving."

Cons: "Short wheelbase has choppy ride over bumps."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned 2 Smart Passion vehicles. Both run and ride great, considering the short wheelbase. I drove one from Texas to Arizona and averaged 42mpg. Only problem was having to take it out of cruise control over the mountains."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

ont bad for what it offers

By on Sunday, September 20, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: other

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "it was fun to drive"

Cons: "heater motor could use some improvement"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I found this smart car to be all right over all considering the size and room it has to offer. a nice little run around car."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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